Wednesday, April 27, 2011

to be Holy as He is holy

 If we are called by His Name, we must reflect the very nature of God. We must strive to be Holy as He is Holy.

As soon as we accept Him as our Savior, He begins a process of purification in our lives. God begins to reveal our sinful nature to us and convict us of the way we fall short of His glory. As we start to see the depths of our depravity clearer and more readily, He begins to replace that sinful part of our lives with one of righteousness. And cleanliness. And holiness.

The closer we are drawn to the side of Jesus, the closer we become to looking more like Him. We begin to circumcise our hearts of all unrighteousness and fill them with those things that please the heart of our God. We begin to walk worthy of our calling.

"For God hath not called us unto
uncleanness, but unto holiness"
(1 Thessalonians 4:7)
Sweet Jesus, as we strive each day to walk in your righteousness, strengthen us to resist those things that take our eyes off of you. Give us hearts like yours and fill us with the desire to be Holy as you are Holy.



Faith Imagined said...

We are sanctified through Christ, but I think Christians have a hard time realizing that. If we understand that we died in Christ on the cross, we wouldn't make the ungodly choices that we fall into. We need to decide daily to die to ourselves and allow oursevles to be purified by the Holy Spirit!

D.J. Hughes said...

Wow, Beth. I was just thinking about this verse yesterday and exploring ways to develop it into a life-mission-statement and what that would look like.